Sharp competition- 95% correct in entrance exam: access to enter RN program?

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Hello everyone,

I am very eager to join in a RN program, so I come here for advice.

I get to know that a lot of RN programs have the entrance exam called TEAS(Test of Essential Ability Skills) by ATI.

For some community colleges, only those who get 95% of all the test questions correct can get accepted into the RN program. Is it really so competitive?

If you have taken this exam and have been admitted into the RN program, can you tell me how many score you get?

Can I get some advice from you about that exam? Thanks a lot.

Isabel

All_Smiles_RN

All_Smiles_RN

Specializes in Cardiology. 527 Posts

I took a different test, called the NET (nurse or nursing entrance test). Sorry I can't be of any help. Anyone else?

...Jennifer...

txspadequeenRN, BSN, RN

Specializes in ICU, PICC Nurse, Nursing Supervisor. Has 20 years experience. 4,373 Posts

Can you tell me about the net. I have to take it for a LVN to RN entrance program. thanks

I took a different test, called the NET (nurse or nursing entrance test). Sorry I can't be of any help. Anyone else?

...Jennifer...

alohagem

alohagem

26 Posts

Hello everyone,

I am very eager to join in a RN program, so I come here for advice.

I get to know that a lot of RN programs have the entrance exam called TEAS(Test of Essential Ability Skills) by ATI.

For some community colleges, only those who get 95% of all the test questions correct can get accepted into the RN program. Is it really so competitive?

If you have taken this exam and have been admitted into the RN program, can you tell me how many score you get?

Can I get some advice from you about that exam? Thanks a lot.

Isabel

I took the ATI testing all day yesterday:angryfire . I had a headache by the time it was over. The test itself wasn't too bad, but there were so many sections. They were reading, math, science, english, critical thinking and self-assessment. The math part was the hardest for me because you were not allowed to use a calculator and it was given in the shortest time. With the time limit and all, I believe that it would be hard to achieve a 95%. I'm glad that in my school, we didn't have to take it before getting into the program so it won't hurt us even if we didn't get a good score. I'm starting the program in two weeks. Good luck to you!

clouds1

clouds1

7 Posts

I can't remember the name of the test I took, but you got points based on the test score you made such as lets say you made 90-100 then you might get five points and then 80-90 you would get four and so on but you got points for many things such as your grade point average and then how many science classes you took at that school etc. I am not sure about other programs but each is different. I say study, pray and go for it. Blessings. Lori, RN

All_Smiles_RN

All_Smiles_RN

Specializes in Cardiology. 527 Posts

Can you tell me about the net. I have to take it for a LVN to RN entrance program. thanks

Hi Txspade. The NET is about a 2 hour test. It tests mostly math and reading/comprehension skills. The math concentrated on fractions, decimals, percents and converting them. There was some algebra, but nothing too in depth. Then there was the short story, answer question types of questions. And then there was a personality portion of the test, gauging your stress level, your social skills, and your learning style. When you get the results from your test, it scores you in several different categories and compares your scores to those done nationwide.

I would almost compare the test to the college entrance test. I didn't consider it to be that difficult. In my personal opinion, taking the test right after you complete an algebra course would be great. Good luck on your test!

...Jennifer...

Isabel2004

Isabel2004

18 Posts

Thank you, everyone. Good luck to you all.

Isabel

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